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flat tire and it's siezed on..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cogge89, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Oct 29, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    Cogge89

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    So I'm sitting on the side of the road with a flat tire, which is siezed on..I don't really trust the flimsey bottle jack, but I tried kicking it.. Won't budge.. Any tricks to get it off besides burning the truck?
     
  2. Oct 29, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    with a flimsy bottle jack I dont know what to tell ya except once you do get it off; use ANTI-SIEZE on the back of the wheel where it meets the hub. This will prevent this from happening again. Couldn't tell you how many Yota's Ive had to pry the wheel off like this.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    Yay for a random caa guy with a maul. I tried lowering it down to break it free but it didn't work.. Oh well I'm up and running again. Funny part is I'm on my way to pick up my duratracs to be installed tomorrow.. Thanks for the suggestions guys, much appreciated!
     
  4. Oct 29, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    Priddle And now for something completely different....

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    On my old 03, I had 2 front rims seized on as I was trying to swap on my winter rims. I moved the truck along side a curb and placed one front tire alongside, touching it. Then turned the steering so the tire was pushing against the curb. I heard the rim pop. I had 2-3 bolts left on and left them somewhat loose so the rim could move
     
  5. Oct 29, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    I had them rotated prob 2500 km ago haha
     
  6. Oct 29, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    Yeah.. Mine looked much more rusted than that, truck is 1.5 years old. But I magine the air is really salty since I live so close to the ocean
     
  7. Oct 29, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    i had this happen once... i wandered into the woods by the side of the road and found a broken tree limb to use as a battering ram on the rim to get it off...
     
  8. Oct 29, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    Good idea! Now that I've been through it ill stick a hammer and a block of wood under the seat. Maybe replace that bottle jack..it's terrible
     
  9. Oct 29, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    Feel your pain, had a tire go flat earlier this year on my Tacoma and I couldn't get it off initially. I tried kicking but I was afraid the jack would slip, tried loosening the lugs a bit and lowering the truck onto the rim and rolling back and forth(I was on dirt) but I finally had to call a bud to bring me a small piece of 2x4 and a sledge hammer. That worked. I had a dakota that I worked on for 3 hrs in my driveway a while ago and I still couldn't get it off. Luckily the tire shop was only 5 mins away. I inflated the tire and filled tank of air and drove down. They worked on it for an hour on the lift. Worst tire the old man had seen.
     
  10. Oct 29, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    I've done this with steelies.

    Put a few lugs on the studs but don't tighten them down all the way. Leave them out a turn or two before they start touching the wheel.

    Roll forward at a walking pace and mash the brake. Thats often enough to break the wheel free. If not, go a bit faster and do it again. You'll definitely hear it when the seal breaks.
     
  11. Oct 29, 2010 at 2:23 PM
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    At this point your bottle jack it the best jack in the world to you. Because it helped you change the trie.
    For me my jack is awesome because it does it's job, it just takes awhile.
     
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    I wonder if it would be good preventative maintainence to take the wheels off and dose them with anti-seize? I have stock Dunsucks on my 2010, and one has already developed a slow leak.
     
  13. Oct 29, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    actually.. it didnt help me do anything.. The CAA guy had to use his floor jack cause the bottle jack wouldnt really lift the truck high enough, and at full extension was very wobbly..
     
  14. Oct 29, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    Good luck man. Thats not a fun situation :(

    When I worked at Jiffy Lube there was a 1st gen who wanted his tires rotated. The rear 2 and the front driver's side came off nice and easy. The passenger side was ridiculously frozen on. It was on a study lift and with us kicking, and wiggling, and kicking more never got it off.

    Must be a taco thing? I haven't experienced that on anything really...
     
  15. Oct 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    It's common to all makes and models, aluminum and steel wheels. I've changed hundreds of sets of tires at my inlaws garage. The worst is the Matrix. The rear drums always seize, coming off stuck to the rim.

    If you leave one lug nut barely threaded onto a wheel stud and whack the tire sidewall from the inside with a hammer, it'll always break free (when on a lift). A swift kick to the outside sidewall works also when jacking roadside.
     
  16. Oct 30, 2010 at 1:21 AM
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    Was going to post a couple thoughts Fortech already had.

    Get a cheap, shot filled rubber mallett, hit on the outside edge of rim from the backside of the wheel.
     
  17. Nov 14, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    amazing! helped a neighbor bleed his brakes. 4 for 4 wheels were stuck on there. stuck hard. i gave the jammed spots a tiny spray of Break Free, and rubber mallet treatment. they all came off with one or two big hits. i didnt think about coating the area with anti-seize...good idea. he gets a flat on the side of the freeway and he is effed. this guy is not a tool-guy..at all.

    maybe i'll take off the tires and do the anti-sieze thing for him. fyi, this guy had steelie wheels. no reason to really lock up, cept rust.
     
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    It is a normal think especially if you lunch a boat in the ocean. Salt water does wanders on wheels. After my first 5000 rotate i had to use grease. works good.
    Take care
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    Sweet shocks dude!!:D
     
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    I used to have to hit the back of the tires with a rubber mallet to get them off during rotations. But once I started torquing them to the proper spec and I've never had to use a mallett since. Maybe they're over tightened?
     
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